Nana Yaw Sarpong Serebour, a 43-year-old university graduate from the Ashanti Region, has been adjudged the overall National Best Farmer for 2022.
He owns 900 acres of oil palm, 63 acres of citrus, 65 acres of cocoa, 240 acres of maize, 17 acres of mango, 30 acres of cassava, 35 acres of cashew, 47 acres of cowpea, 441 cows, 72 sheep, 666 pigs, 7,000 snails and others.
Nana has been in the farming field for 22 years and has 145 workers, with 20 full-time workers and 125 casual workers.
Nana is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Serebour Farms Limited, and he is married with two children.
He went home with one million Ghana cedis and other prestigious prizes and bonuses.
Addressing the distinguished guests at the 38th National Farmers Day Celebration, Nana Serebour urged the youth not to disregard agriculture and hold a perception that it is a field for only the vulnerable in society.
He explained that the theme for the 2022 Farmers’ Day Celebration, which was ‘ Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition’, is very appropriate and urged the government to modify the mechanisms within the agricultural sector to make it attractive for the youth.
President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo; the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto; the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hawa Koomson; and other parliamentarians graced this year’s 38th National Farmers Celebrations.